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Door #6 : YUM YUM Top Tunes Dec 2018

Door #6 in our Advent Calendar! Hey folks and everyone else, it has been exactly 7 years since i did my last honest, passionate YUM YUM Top Tunes. And exactly 14 years since i started the whole thing. So here we are ;) Crafted with flextape, this is just a solid selection of the latest released tunes, many moods, NPC feels for…

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The old world’s gone mad, not many things that will keep us sane, and surely it won’t be music but maybe it can at least be what it’s originally intended for – maybe it can soundtrack your daily shitposting. And surely it won’t be any celebs illuminating our minds, be it musicians or the self-righteous Hollywood elite with their double standards, who…

YUM YUM Top Tunes Continues | 2/17

It has been a long time! And starting right now we are back with our monthly YUM YUM Top Tunes! Much has changed, the world has gotten even madder than before, a lot of cry babies left & right, and since we are so knee-deep in math at the moment and super involved in making, curating and diffusing music, we thought it…

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Door 1 : Tommy Montanas Remix Playlist. Xmas is coming!

We wanna celebrate with you that xmas is almost here and so we are offering you a daily special gift, known only in Germany as an Adventscalendar. Every day, up until December 24th, a door opens and you get a small present. We start it of with Tommys self made and tasetfully selected Remixes for djs.

Much can be said about Tommy and pretty much everything of it is positive and most of it is right. I always liked Tommy bc he was an observer and appeared to be the Silent Guy, that knew and exactly understood the musical Zeitgeist. When playing music he added his own touch and showed his love and appreciation for what he liked. Compromises for the dancefloor, sure no problemo, but the magic and beauty of the real art of deejaying is still being able to turn it out and give it your personal touch, spin and je ne sais quois.

I think i actually deejayed only once with Tommy before i hit the brakes with the wheels. But this entire observation of what Tommy is about, comes from a sheerly psychological perspective, that you learn while deejaying. You get that ‘look’ for people\\\\\\\’s behaviour – rational, aware and completely zoomed out – that sounds prejudiced but ultimately is almost always a 100% spot on. Tommy is that guy and his own mixes speak for himself, and even when producing music, said quality comes shining right through.

Here he is with his very own productions. his own tasteful niche of sound, if you love soul & hip hop based beats for the floor, which are designed & produced by a tasteful dj for djs,. He was and still is part of the clique we had going called YUM YUM. I bounced for a minute but some of the guys kept on growing and glowing.
You can literally play anyone of these tunes and you won’t go wrong. Even the songs he picked for remixing, reimagining are picked tastefully. Happy Door One with this one!

 

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DOOR #2: narou – Prophecy (feat. Hannah Jenkins)

\\\\\\\”Vienna-born, Berlin-based producer and artist narou uses his electro-soul palette and R&B sensibility, combined with the soothing, soulful vocals of New York-born vocalist Hannah Jenkins, for his latest cut \\\\\\\”Prophecy\\\\\\\” as he continues to work on his upcoming EP. Jenkins takes control of the track before narou finishes strongly with vocals of his own, creating sumptuous harmonies that take the song up another extra level.\\\\\\\” Aaron Bishop (@amb1sh) for COMPLEX UK.

\\\\\\\”Prophecy\\\\\\\” is the first single of narou to be released under CHROME and the first of a beautiful series of collaborations with his creative friends. We\\\\\\\’re more than happy to have this beautiful talent on board after his strong release with Temple Haze a few weeks back. Great things to follow and welcome to the family narou <3.

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Door # 3 : Free Download of “PFOS” by Mat McHugh!

Nr 3 on our X-mas Advent Calendar holds a Free Download of one of our favourite releases on our brandnew Chrome Music Label. It just came out and still has room and time to grow and shine. The story behind this tune is that the original, which is one of the most beautiful acoustic songs in my collection, has been a long time favourite on our side of life. Remixing or rather re-imagining this tune proved to be tougher than originally anticipated. How would you change anything to the better, if you already think it\\\’s perfect? So i took a diff approach and got inspired by a movie calle \\\”the Red Turtle\\\” and took on its dark, menacing but still loving and humane touch. And this this is where the animation comes from in the video.

I am really happy with the way PFOS turned out and it\\\’s definitely a track for our monthly Top Tunes selection. Time to bring those back I\\\’d say ;)
Listen to PFOS on Spotify and/or for the Djs & Collectors : Grab the free download below.
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Door #4: Free DL – Reece Lemonius “Love Me” (Cupidon Edit)!

Without having introduced Reece himself, and we will save that for Door#5 and a few other doors, bc the fella is amazing, here is a re-edit of Reece\\\’s first official release. The two Beatsmiths Golo & Leo at it again. Another phenomenal yet simple groovy beat break rendering they are offering here. Officially released a few weeks earlier, it mostly was swept under the rug unnoticed, but i think if you are into the sounds of the modern day beatsmiths you can def hear what these two musicians/Djs are cooking. Ps Leo is one of our own – homegrown at the YUM YUM parties in cologne and around and i just wish i had more time to talk to Golo and get him more involved. The sweetest guys ever and their productions are superb. Enjoy this soulful late night gem by Mr Reece Lemonius & Cupidon.

AND in case you missed it. The two fellas had another impeccable release last year, which you can check out here. Go grab the Free DL djs kids, beatmsiths and chillhop enthusiasts.

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Door #5 INTRODUCING : APSLEY & Free DL of \\\”Home\\\”

This is J Apsley. An incredible musician in my book.

I met this guy, during a turbulent time in my history when my then-company was doing another IT based test project instead of focussing on a set, defined goal. I liked the conversations with Jacob a lot, since he is one of the \\\”good guys\\\” and an artist, musician through and through. Sometimes it\\\’s easier to tell from a distance, and he might not even realize it himself. We released a couple of songs, when his life was changing and the set goals he had weren\\\’t fundamentally changing but rather taking shape. And that\\\’s just an evolutionary step that is normal but it shows and reflects in his older music. Nothing to ever be ashamed of, other blogs have compared some of his songs to the 1975 and whatnot.. but the new material is sooooo much better and we are just 2 songs in.

But writing about J would be unfair to his wife R – because Apsley, which was originally a solo artist, is now the two of them, and rightfully so, not only since they share the same last name, but bc they compliment each other musically/vocally so well that it is just a human ASMR like pleasurable experience for any urgent sonic remedies.

So this here was the last tune that was done with the old state of mind, but it is already the both of them and you can just hear why the two of them are meant for each other, not only in music but also in life. Grab your Free Dl of Home, a chill hip hop instrumental with a soul sample and the incredible soothing vocals of J + R Apsley. There is much more to come from Apsley – which now 2 not 1 anymore! Pls remember ;)

Even if this track is still lacking in plays on Spotnik until now, this is the kind of quality that i can \\\’feel\\\’ shining through. Happy to be working with the both of them… and somehow we became friends w/o ever meeting each other. Life is strange sometimes but there is a higher love at work, at all times.

FREE DL of Apsley \”Home\”

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Door #6 : YUM YUM Top Tunes Dec 2018 Playlist!

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Door #6 in our Advent Calendar!

Hey folks and everyone else, it has been exactly 7 years since i did my last honest, passionate YUM YUM Top Tunes. And exactly 14 years since i started the whole thing. So here we are ;) Crafted with flextape, this is just a solid selection of the latest released tunes, many moods, NPC feels for your sonic entertainment and soundtrack to life. I tried to keep it clean. Top Tunes on Spotify bit.ly/yumyumtoptunes

All tracks were released within the last 4 weeks (with few exceptions). And it\’s good to see that our own releases can keep up or do even better, with the quality new releaeses/songs out there. What used to be our remixes are now actual songs and quality material that can hang in our global top tune selection,.

Top Tunes are back – just as planned .And just like the good old days, its filled with our own versions, productions – the difference this time is that we own the copyright, and no tech giant is gonna bitch about it, or delete it. The technocracy is falling anyways. Long live the new land. Have fun with these sweet tunes and our new selection.

Feels good man!

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Door #7 : 25 Years in the Making! LofiCat – King Of New York Album (Playlist & Free DL)

Paying respect to Frank White, who was on TV Christmas Eve 1993 in NYC.
Back when 555Soul was the place for Mixtapes and Rock & Soul was rocking. Jeru had come out that year and the first Wu-Tang track was out. Slaughterhouse was my album, Souls made the anthem of the year and Flex\’ radio show was the shit.
As i reminisce about the cold winter of 1993..

This Advent calendar Door is a special one and this album is a faint memory of the winter 93/94 is pent in New York City with my halfblood cousin Dominik. So it must be fate that i produced these pictures of my mental memory lane with one of my favourite musical partners also called Dominik. Must be my subconscious at work.

But nonetheless, we tried to capture that rough and rugged feel, that you could feel all over town and in every gritty dirty little sidestreet and corner you saw. It was that early 90\’s New York. Babylon 5 was on TV, we watched Christopher Walkens King Of New York on Christmas Eve and went down to some of the most bizarre and grimey places, that are simply not around anymore. There was a liveliness that you do not have in NYC anymore, and musically it was the time when Acid Jazz crossed over into Hip Hop, and that rough and rugged sound of Nas, Mobb Deep didnt exist yet. It was more the era of Supercat, Gang Starr, Jeru, Triple 5 Soul Mixtapes, Masta Ace and of course Krs-1\’s first solo \”Return of The Boom Bap\”. Queen Latifah, Naughty by Nature, Onyx was huge and Tupac Hoodies were sold on every corner. Early 90\’s Dj Premier was the man on the street and Wu-Tang had just come out the summer before with the Protect Ya Neck/ Method Man 12\”.I will never forget how much i thought of my brother and recognized how connected i am to him, an ocean away… as well as that New Years Eve show at Union Square, where Krs-1 & Wu-Tang played their first show. I remember running into the RZA a few years back and telling him that and the look on his face was like a man who just went all the way down memory lane. That show was legendary. And here is the kicker,besides being the only 2 white guys in that place, we bootlegged & recorded the whole effing show ;) …But that\’s an upload for another time.

It was a time before Puff, Biggie, and the rest, it was jazz, soulful loops, breaks, with solid drum break, proper mellow vibes, fender chords, live basses and the amalgamation of the hip hop state of mind and music of days long gone by – just like these days are by now. You had your roughest gear on and tried to find your way during that christmas blizzard, that made the Empire State sway from left to tight.

The songs each tell a story that happened and that feel i had back then.

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Door #8, Introducing the best kept secret: Reece Lemonius

Behind Advent Calendar Door#8 is literally the best kept secret:

We just started out our Chrome Music Label 3 months ago and tried to handle this release/song undercover, but not as much as that it didnt gain traction by itself.Introducing: Reece is a brilliant young man, hailing from London, UK, who has hit me up with tons of material about a year ago. I liked all of it, and that is super-rare in my world. So we took our time to establish a set sound, stye & feel, nail down the songwriting, as to where it needs to go and worked on the sound we have now established. He is a classical pop, soul songwriter with a modern feel and we are super happy to be working on it and to be creating beautiful music. Ps thanks to our entire Chrome Music team: Coco, Domi, Reece himself, Ralph, Patrick, Toby, Tom, Martin, and everybody else involved.

Ps the Lyric Video is just a little edit we threw together to test another video;) but you\\\’ll still get the feel of it!

This is his first single, that went viral, had 20 mio plays within 10 weeks, until the YouTube channel got deleted for copyright nonsense (sucks). Still a few videos out there with a couple of mio views. It is gaining traction on Spotify & Apple, one of the remixes became viral in France and ended up heading a tv show and whatnot. In total we have worked on over 50 songs, and managed to create 20 blissful tunes, that have me loving my own sound again.

Ps Soon we\\\’ll have a remix competition with his latest tunes.

Love Me has an incredible personal to playlist ratio and the algorithms and curators at Spotify & Apple seem t be picking up on it as we speak. His style is hard to describe, since he is somewhere betw a classical piano based songwriter in the vein of John Legend, Seal or even Ben Howard, if compared to well known artists, but the musical approach we established for his music is modern, filtered down and mostly beat & mood based, and many songs are even club tunes. You will hear it anyway, soon enough. Super proud to present to you : \\\”Love Me\\\”, an honest and real tune, that just opens the door to get a glimpse of what is in store for the future of this young man and our project, that has been carefully handcrafted with passion, patience and a lot of faith.

Ps Reece Lemonius new Track \\\’Dirty Habit\\\’ with fellow london based singer Lui Peng is coming out this next Friday December 14th! it\\\’s a slow moody, chilled late night killer tune.

Reece Lemonius\\\’ release slate for early 2019 reads like this so you know there are a big things coming:

  • Dec 14th “Dirty Habit” Single
  • Dec 21st \\\”Dirty Habit\\\” Video
  • Jan 18th “Comfortable\\\” Ep
  • Jan 18th “Comfortable” Video
  • Jan 25th “Beautiful” Single (Feature)
  • Feb 1st “Comfortable (Acoustic)\\\” Ep
  • Feb 15th “Savage AF” Single
  • March 1st \\\”There For You\\\” SIngle (US Release)
  • March 1st \\\”There For You\\\” Video
  • March 15th “I’m Done” Single

Follow Reece on

– Spotify

Instagram

– Apple Music – X

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Bell Biv Devoted to the 90s Playlist!

Door #9 holds all the lost cheese of days gone by. Happy fromage!

We just cracked up lstening to this list. I recommend playing RDR2 with it!

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Door #10 with a Funk Playlist by Chrome Musics own Dominique!

Adventcalendar #10. A personal Funk favourites Playlist by Dominique, who is one of our producers and captains onboard the Chrome Music Label. We met him years ago through another project and we instantly clicked with his vibe and humour, the guys got plenty, as the picture carefully suggests. But alas, he is also a proper church educated musician and pianist, who lives, loves and worships the Funk side of music, no matter what music he produces or works on (currently Reece Lemonius, whom i introduced a few days ago). Coming from a release-wise electronic oriented background he literally likes it all, but his roots, if ever asked, will always be what he packed into this playlist. His Funk bag of goodies.

Coming from the rare groove vinyl collectors era, most of the tracks probably aren\’t surprising to me, or others – especially considering the deep knowledge and dedication we put into the musical history. But, and this is a BIG but, you cannot possibly deny the quality of these tracks, and being in his mid to late 20\’s i think it\’s worth mentioning that this millennial generation of his was brainwashed into different (imho more plastic sounding) music. So here\’s a personal applause for gathering such a great collection. Much appreciated Domi!

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narou\’s 1, 2 many favorites

You\’ve been reading and hearing a bunch about this guy lately, and rightfully so. narou is our latest signing and we not only appreciate his songwriting, producing and singing skills, but also his fantastic taste in music.

Here he put together some of his all-time favorites as well as the current that we love. Give it a spin – you won\’t be disappointed!

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Door #13: A glimpse of a young songwriter: Alex Fisher – The Sailor\\\’s Wife!

Hailing aboard the label, Alex Fisher is a young US / Austin based singer songwriter with an affinity for beautiful moods and feels, which will soon convey into heartfelt songs, adding to his list of already established song. Alex’ music “makes you stop what you’re doing and listen extra close.” His writing has been described as “atmospheric and vast […] the perfect blend of melancholy and innocence” and has been compared to the works of early Coldplay, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and Alt-J.

His debut EP ‘The Sailor’s Wife’ includes five tracks which were individually composed, recorded, and produced by Alex while spending a year in London.

We are happy to be joining him along his artists journey – under his brand new artist project Tiny Dolphin in 2019 – and here is a good idea where this will go, and also a glimpse of our youtube channels new design ;) where we will feature every released track and every real Video and Lyric Video, and sometimes just little messages from our artists. Alex is now joining our ranks and we are super happy to have him on board, so get a taste of him with one of his older offerings, that sadly went mostly unnoticed. Hope we can change that. Welcome Alex!

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Door #19: The Best Song this Winter PERIOD. \”Dirty Habit\” by Reece Lemonius & Lui Peng!

This is the follow-up to Reece Lemonius first Song \’Love Me\’ that went viral on some bad hombres YouTube channel and garnered 20 Mio Plays in 10 weeks! NOW that\’s true virality but ultimately that copyright trespassing channel got deleted and the plays along with it. Nonetheless, the track is performing spectacular for a no name\’s first offering. And this is a team-up with fellow London native Lui Peng, who did quite a lot of solid releases so far, and has just returned from a successful Asia tour. These two made the sexiest love tune of the season.

Dirty Habit is Pure Gold

And finally about \”Dirty Habit\”. This track is the chillest, smoothest, sexiest track out there. It plays on all clichés, caters only to the mood and feel it captures the listener in, and ultimately it ends like a sweet dream, leaving you to crave more of that honey. It has the aesthetics of a european chill tune, but also the lyrical rhythmicalities of a US R&B/Trap Rap tune, w/o ever turning into a cliché, but still unique and fresh on its own. It definitely fits in each an every playlist from chill to pop, urban, r&b and almost everything else. Dirty Habit can stand next to any big name (tried and tested) and still come out on top, feel and mood wise. This is how comfortable i want to get on a chill night with my girl, and this is how my happy place sounds at any time. Definitely the strongest track right now.

DIRTY HABIT is BIG. Let\’s see how long it takes until the world finds out about it!

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